On October 14, 2020, The Ella Project presented Collecting Royalties in the Modern Age, a workshop presented by Ella Project Co-Founder Ashlye Keaton and Waterseed Music's Lou Hill. The workshop runs a little over one hour and covers: Changes in copyright law. How Performing Rights Organizations work and what you need to do. New facets … Continue reading Stream our Collecting Royalties in the Modern Age workshop
The Ella Project's caseload continues to increase, and we have numerous volunteer opportunities for attorneys seeking to provide pro bono assistance to our clients virtually in matters of copyright, trademark, patent, nonprofit incorporation, forming llcs, and many other issues. Want to use your skills to support the careers of Louisiana musicians? Sign up to volunteer … Continue reading Volunteer with The Ella Project
The way people are accessing, consuming and listening to music has changed dramatically, and the laws and mechanisms for collecting royalties are still catching up. The Music Modernization Act was passed by Congress in 2018, and it’s supposed to make it easier for musicians to collect certain royalties. In order to maximize revenue streams, musicians … Continue reading Collecting Royalties in the Modern Age VIRTUAL workshop on 10/14
Well, it wasn't the semester we envisioned back in January, but cheers to our Tulane law school volunteers for working with us as our Friday clinics transitioned from in person to conference call to video conferencing and not missing a beat. These Spring legal clinics provided direct pro bono legal assistance to 63 Louisiana artists … Continue reading Cheers to our Spring 2020 law student volunteers!
Do you have an invention that you’d like to protect, but don’t know where to start? Have you always wanted to learn more about the process? Then join patent attorney Mark Melasky of Intellectual Property Consulting on Wednesday, May 27th at 1:00 p.m. for a free webinar as he discusses: What do you need? Patent/Trademark/Copyright?How … Continue reading Applying for Patent Protection Webinar on May 27th
The way people are accessing, consuming and listening to music has changed dramatically, and the laws and mechanisms for collecting royalties are still catching up. The Music Modernization Act was passed by Congress in 2018, and it’s supposed to make it easier for musicians to collect certain royalties. In order to maximize revenue streams, musicians … Continue reading Collecting Royalties in the Modern Age Workshop March 11th
The Ella Project proudly celebrates Big Queen Rukiya of the Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indian tribe for her enormous achievement in having her amazingly intricate and profound artwork selected for exhibition at the Musee du quai Branly in Paris. We were happy to work with Rukiya on the legal mechanisms required to ensure she secured a … Continue reading Working with Queen Rukiya to get her work to Paris
The Ella Project has been approved for a $25000 Art Works grant to support our pro bono legal services and professional development for Louisiana artists. Overall, the National Endowment for the Arts has approved 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million in the first round of fiscal year 2020 funding to support arts projects in every state in the nation, … Continue reading Ella Project to receive $25,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Ella Project Co-Founder Gene Meneray has joined the Board of Directors for the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. Charged with champions public support for the arts in America, NASAA works with the nation's 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies and provides research, advocacy, and connections to ensure all Americans have access to arts and … Continue reading Gene Meneray added to NASAA board
City of New Orleans delegation in Seattle, WA with King County's Kate Becker In September, The Ella Project led a delegation of City of New Orleans officials to Seattle and San Francisco to learn from those cities how they manage their nighttime economies, work with street performers, and fund their arts agencies and grant programs. … Continue reading Our fact finding trip to Seattle, San Francisco